Exclusive art exhibitions pop up across Swindon for Open Studios event

By Claire Dukes - 9 August 2019

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  • Caroline Day at Swindon Open Studios launch 2018 ©Calyx Multimedia

    Caroline Day at Swindon Open Studios launch 2018 ©Calyx Multimedia

From paintings and ceramics, to photography and textiles - some of the best artists living in Swindon will be opening up their private studios next month for a series of exclusive exhibitions.

Junab Ali and Ken White - Swindon Open Studios launch 2018 ©Calyx Multimedia

Seventy studios and pop-up galleries are set to take part in the Swindon Open Studios community event next month.

Ahead of the event, 80 artists across Swindon are currently preparing to welcome the public into their studios during the last two weekends of September - Saturday 21, Sunday 22, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29.

Artists will showcase artwork in a wide range of formats from ceramics and glass, to jewellery, photography, textiles, printmaking, painting and sculpture. With artists ranging from amateur, emerging and professional, to traditional and contemporary, Swindon Open Studios aspires to showcase the best artistic talent living in Swindon.

This year participating artists include Sue Barwell, David Bent, Ken White, Keith Panting, Mamini, Paul Lappin, Vicky Silver, John Webb and Caryn Koh.

A spokesperson for the event said: "Swindon Open Studios is a unique opportunity for you to meet local artists and see where the magic happens – the whole ‘muck and mess’ of the process!

"In most studios original pieces of art, limited edition prints or greetings cards will be available to purchase direct from the artist.

"You will also have the chance to enter our 2019 free prize draw for art lovers who visit the most Open Studio locations in and around Swindon."

As part of Swindon Open Studios preview show a sample of artists’ work will be on show during the month of September within venues or businesses throughout Swindon including the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, The Brunel Centre, Young’s of Wood Street, Deacon’s Jewellers, Willoby’s Furniture Company and Beechcroft Library.

This year Swindon Open Studios' charity of the year is Swindon and District Samaritans.

For further information and full list of participating artists visit www.swindonopenstudios.org

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